How An Oncologist Faced the Reality of his Own Cancer Diagnosis

For 40 years, Dr. Adan Rios, has cared for patients diagnosed with cancer during what is surely one of the most difficult experiences of their lives. Dr. Rios however, never imagined his career specialty and personal life would collide. In August 2016, the cause of swelling in the left side of his neck proved to [Continue Reading]

Putting an End to Pediatric Brain Cancer

During the summer of 2017, Shamon Ampey noticed her 2-year-old son, Ahmon, was having some strange symptoms. He had problems swallowing and occasionally experienced nose bleeds. When Ahmon started having issues with his balance, Ampey knew something was really wrong. Ampey went to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital where experts discovered a cancerous mass in Ahmon’s brain. [Continue Reading]

One Year Colon Cancer Free

It’s an anniversary most people don’t ever want to have to celebrate, but Ioannis Schinas is happy to call himself one year cancer free, following a colorectal cancer diagnosis in February of last year. “I wasn’t nervous about having my colonoscopy this year. I feel lucky to be in Houston with good doctors and I [Continue Reading]

For this Cancer Survivor, Life Began at 67

For Jean Joseph, life began when she was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2017 at age 67. She’d been sleepwalking through life for three years, reeling from the death of her only child — and best friend – Laura, at 44, from endometrial cancer. “To stand helpless over my daughter dying in her living room [Continue Reading]

Is Obesity Raising Your Risk of Cancer?

Most people know that obesity, which is defined as having an unhealthy amount of body fat, greatly increases your risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea or stroke. But did you know that  obesity also increases the risk of many cancers? According to some research, about 100,000 new cases of cancer [Continue Reading]

Starting the New Year with a New Smile

“A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear”- Marilyn Monroe. After a tough battle against throat cancer, Linda Morrow’s “makeup” was in danger. Her dentist told her that her teeth had been damaged by the radiation treatments, a common but unfortunate side effect. “My teeth were in such bad shape, they were in [Continue Reading]